17th November 1917
Auguste Rodin, French sculptor, dies. 100 years.
19th November 1942
Battle of Stalingrad - Three Soviet armies surrounded 300,000 soldiers of the German 6th Army, this was a turning point in WW2. 75 Years
22nd November 1977
British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service. 40 years.
4th December 1892
Generalissimo Francisco Franco Bahamonde, Spanish dictator who ruled over Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975, was born. 125 years.
24th December 1942
Funeral of General Jean Louis Xavier François Darlan, Admiral of the Fleet and commander in chief of the French Navy in 1939 at the beginning of WWII. 75 years.
25th December 1977
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era of silent film, died. 40 years.
26th December 1972
Harry S. Truman, American politician who served as the 33rd President of the United States, died. 45 years.
27th December 1932
Radio City Music Hall, the entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center in New York City, first opened. 85 years.

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